He still gets mad when he thinks about it. "You think I'm some idiot on YouTube who doesn't know anything, but you just fucked with the wrong idiot," he said. "I've got a fucking mouth on me, so I'm gonna call you out. You are so rude that you couldn't click on my username once and go to my blog and see who the fuck I am?"
But Juzwiak didn't take it lying down. His blog had enough readers, by that time, that each ripoff was reported in the New York Times. "The resolution was that I was righteously indignant and got to shit on them publicly," Juzwiak said. (Eventually, NPR apologized.)
Juzwiak, it seemed, had become that rare thing: a respected Internet presence. The following year, he talked about "I'm Not Here to Make Friends" for the public radio show This American Life. These days, Juzwiak works as an editor at Gawker, where making supercuts is among his official duties.
He has some high-minded thoughts about his chosen medium. "The beautiful thing [about] supercuts is that they're documents of hard work, and people appreciate that," he said. It takes him roughly 20 hours over a series of months to complete one. "That's a nice kind of counter-narrative to writing a five-minute blog post that's inflammatory as possible. It's a craft. "
What makes a good supercut? Repetition, for starters. "You have to hypnotize people with repetition," Juzwiak advised. But mere repetition doesn't work, either. "You've got to be specific," he said. "Otherwise, you've made a mass of material, and that's a montage." Also important: an overarching statement. "I always have a critique," he said. "If I don't see a critique in a supercut, I'm just like, what's the point?"
Of course, once you've made a great supercut, there's a strong likelihood you'll get ripped off. Not to worry. "I think when that happens to you, you just have to contact the right people," Juzwiak said. "If you're savvy enough to make something that would get ripped off in the first place, you should have the tools to write to editors." Failing that — "If anybody out there has problems, let me know. I'll be glad to write a post [on Gawker] for you."